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Damian Lillard Named Western Conference Player of the Week for Second Consecutive Time

Giannis Antetokounmpo took home the honor for the second consecutive week in the East.

Portland Trail Blazers v Chicago Bulls Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row, NBA Communications announced today.

Joining Lillard in recognition is Milwaukee Bucks two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. This is also Antetokounmpo’s second consecutive week taking home the honor.

Both players are being recognized for their stellar play from Jan. 30 through Feb. 5. In four games during that stretch, Lillard led Portland to a 3-1 record while averaging 38.3 points, 6.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. Most notably, that stretch included a 122-112 Portland win over the Western Conference No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies and three times which Lillard scored 40 points or more.

According to the Portland Trail Blazers PR team, this is the 16th NBA Western Conference Player of the Week honor of Lillard’s career and the second time he’s been recognized with the honor in consecutive weeks (Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2020).

Lillard and the Blazers play Antetokounmpo and the Bucks tonight at 7 p.m. PT, making it a showdown between the NBA’s players of the week at the Moda Center.